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The Knox County Sheriff’s Office was established in 1792 and has grown to be the largest law enforcement agency in East Tennessee.   KCSO employs just over 1,000 employees with 475 sworn officers.

It also operates three detention facilities:  The Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on Maloneyville Road in East Knox County, the Knox County Jail located in the City County Building in downtown Knoxville, and the Work Release Center on Maloneyville Road.  The Intake Center is in the Detention Facility and is where all inmates are processed, fingerprinted, classified, and assigned to one of the facilities.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing public safety and protection to all the citizens of Knox County.  The KCSO prides itself on the quality of law enforcement as well the professionalism of the employees.


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